Georgia trip was the last minute idea, and with no time for the research, I went for a safe known choice of Marriott.
Fast and easy; booked an Executive room with the city view and an access to the Executive lounge for one week through the hotel’s web-site. No problem or surprises upon arrival – all our requests were met.
PARKING AND TRANSFER
Booking confirmation mentioned a complimentary parking on-site and 0.2USD hourly fee off-site. But we opted for a flight and a car hire on spot for this trip.
The “executive package” was said to include one free transfer, but we didn’t use it. Upon arrival, we took a taxi in the airport for 35 lari (USD 21), and on departure our driver hired for the week gave us a lift.
Absolutely perfect for exploring the city sights and eating/going out.
Tbilisi Marriot sits in the middle of Rustaveli Ave, equally distanced from the Freedom and the Republic Squares. Kashveti Church of St. George, The Georgian National Museum, The Fine Arts Museum and Paliashvili Opera House are next or pretty close to the hotel; while the Parliament and the First Public School – right opposite it. It’s also in a short walking distance to Leselidze Str, bringing you down to Sioni Church and the Old City.
Check out my profile for the reviews of few places to eat near the hotel: Maidani Georgian restaurant, Khinklis Sakhli khinkali house, Entrée French bakery, Fena-Fena café and Near the Opera pub are just a few to mention. There’s also a wine store one block away from Marriott, next to the Opera house.
We were offered the room on the third floor, convenient for visiting the executive lounge and the hotel’s fitness centre and sauna (there’s no pool here).
Booking details mentioned “larger guest room”, but the room wasn’t really large. The very high ceiling, however, did make it airy and spacious. With no lights on the ceiling, it looked a bit dim, but cosy.
Small balcony faced noisy Rustaveli Ave. But the room had a decent sound-proof, and the hotel inside was quiet. So we did enjoy a good rest after the daily road trips, but only with the balcony doors shut.
The king-size bed was perfectly huge, with many pillows of different kind. The mattress, too soft for an ideal sleep, could have been changed, if needed.
There was a mini-bar, and three (?) wine glasses and a champagne bucket, very handy for the New Year night. An ice-making machine was conveniently located outside the room, in the corridor niche.
My compliments to the designer of the bathroom – it was very well thought: enough space by the sink; good lighting for the make-up. A complimentary bottle of water in the bathroom was replaced daily. A hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers were available as well as ample towels.
The executive room comes with a few extras included into the rate: free wifi in the room (otherwise Internet in the hotel is for a fee); also an access to the Executive lounge with free Internet and printer. Apart from that, there’s a paid business centre on the ground floor. Daily delivery of newspapers was available, too.
To be picky about the room, I’d only mention the non-functioning climate control. It wasn’t that needed in winter, but with the balcony doors closed the room got too warm for my liking.
In principle, it was okay, though not the best one I’ve ever had in a hotel. We had snacks served in the room, so their lack in the lounge was none of a problem. But the supply of tea and some soft drinks could have been replenished more often.
The housekeeping was more relaxed than it could be. The toiletries were not replaced regularly. We have only been brought second bathrobe and slippers by request. And the snacks were served for two guests only once; otherwise they were for one.
The housekeeping and evening turndown services were daily. Bed linen changed upon request, otherwise every third day.
We only went to the hotel restaurant for breakfast; and the experience was invariably wonderful.
There was a reasonably diversified buffet with a small selection of Georgian specialties on a separate stand, which we loved the most (make sure to try Georgian cheese!). They also make delicious espresso.
Service was excellent and very attentive. The restaurant has a glass wall facing the park around Kashveti church; such a lovely start of the day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choose the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel for a luxurious stay in one of the world's most unforgettable cities in Georgia. Once you enter our grand atrium-style lobby adorned with crystal chandeliers, you're greeted with renowned Georgian hospitality. Overlooking the main avenue or patio, our 127 luxury accommodations and suites feature a safe, mini-bar, individual climate control and broadband internet. Whether your trip entails business or leisure, enjoy galleries and theaters, all within walking distance in the centre of Tbilisi, Georgia. Dine in Parnas Restaurant for an elegant French Burgundy meal or have a light snack at Parnas Café & Lounge. Visit our Fitness Gym for your workout and relax in the sauna. You won't forget the historic charm, incredible city centre location of Tbilisi, Georgia, luxury service that await you at the Tbilisi Marriott. ... more less
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